Former City Captain Becomes a Bantam

Former Exeter City captain Matt Taylor, 32, has left Charlton Athletic and joined Bradford City on a free transfer in a 2 year deal.

The defender had a good spell at the Addicks, playing 58 games after moving from St James Park in the summer of 2011. He now has the challenge of a League 1 season ahead of him. He’ll also not be wearing the number 6, as he has been for many a season, he’ll be number 15 for Bradford City.

He’ll be remembered by Grecians for his role in the heart of defence as City rose from non league footballMatt Taylor Nuneaton v Exeter City (thumbnail) (c) Exeweb to almost a play off place in League 1. Matt became captain after the departure of Dan Seaborne and Matt Gill. He was part of Paul Tisdale’s set up at Team Bath prior to Exeter.

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson said of Matt on their official club website:-

Matt is a good signing for us. He played a key role in the Charlton side that got promoted to the Championship a couple of seasons ago and he was part of a successful Exeter side before that.

He’s a good age for a centre half and he’s a winner.   I am sure the supporters will enjoy watching him play because he gives it his all. He will certainly add to what we have in the squad already.

Matt Taylor is expected to make his début on Saturday away to Bristol City.

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